Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle told a couple of weeks ago about old Finnish potato fields turning into fields producing truffles. It looks like some varieties of truffles really thrive in the north as some spots yield very nice amounts of this coveted fungus. There's a long story about these truffels on Yle's website. Unfortunately only in Finnish....

Luonnosta will visit the Open Days of seed potato companies in Holland this week. We will be present from Wednesday to Friday. Feel free to give us a call and let's meet somewhere! Contact persons: Antti Kuusisto +358 400 256 367 Olga Andreeva +358 40 709 4843 Aki Aunola +358 44 561 7897....

Year 1986 will be remembered for many significant events. Chernobyl blew up, Finnish long-time president Kekkonen died, and Perunakauppa Luonnosta was founded. During the years Luonnosta has faced many happy, challenging and exciting times together with its farmers and customers. This sure gives plenty of reasons to party! We invite all of our partners to Luonnosta's 30th anniversary party in Kalajoki, Finland on the 25th of November at 3 PM. The venue is Kekkonen Bar at restaurant Dyyni on the beautiful...

Halloween is coming and what would be a better way to get in the right mood than watching a horror movie. Take a look at the trailer of Potato Resurrection and prepare to be scared. Potato has come to haunt the minds of innocent human beings! ...

Don't wait for a miracle. Advertise! That's the message of Sanoma Media Finland's commercial that has potato in a leading role. Even though their products have nothing to do with potato, this short commercial succeeds in shaking the potato industry. Or at least it should. The message for potato industry as a whole is that a staple food like potato could also benefit from insightful marketing. Here's a synopsis for those not speaking Finnish or Swedish (are there really any?):...

The roots of Luonnosta trace back to 1986 when a few farmers decided to start up a company for their bed & breakfast business and potato sales. In 1997 the company was made a limited company and the growth story begins from 2006. It was then when the leading Finnish seed potato company Pohjoisen Kantaperuna (nowadays HZPC Kantaperuna) became the majority shareholder in the company. Our history is full of great memories, challenges and happy incidents and, especially, desire to...

Active posting has already brought Luonnosta more than 340 followers on Instagram.We not only publish pictures of potato and vegetables but also pictures of interesting people and events all around the vegetable world. Instagram is one of our ways to keep in touch with partners far away from Finland. Most recent pictures can also always be found on the frontpage of our website. By clicking them you are able to browse through the older ones too....

The weather in September has been exceptionally good for harvesting. This means that Finnish farmers are already on the final stretch of lifting potatoes. Many farmers will finish harvesting during the weekend. Heavy rain earlier in the season does raise concerns about storage quality. However, the potatoes are now in storage, at least, unlike last year when frost took away 10 % of the crop....

As always, the markets differ between different countries and regions. However, some conclusions can be drawn from the current situation. In France the yields are relatively low with smallish tuber size. The hot temperature has, in addition, slowed down harvesting. In the UK there are more defects and diseases than normally. This has also had a positive effect on demand and prices. On the other hand, Poland is suffering from excess supply and prices as low as 30 to 4o Euros...

Potato Europe exhibition was again a great event. We would liketo thank all our partners for pleasant meetings in warm France. We'll meet again at latest in Potato Europe 2017 in Emmeloord, the Netherlands! ...